The French Australian Review – No 71 Australian Summer 2021-2022

ISSN 2981-894X (Online), ISSN 2203-5362 (Print) JANE GILMOUR & ELAINE LEWIS, Foreword   PATRICIA CLARKE, Australian Connections with the Franco-Prussian War 1870 and the Commune of Paris 1871 WINNER OF THE 2022 IVAN BARKO AWARD In 1870 the Sydney Morning Herald published reports of the fast-moving Franco-Prussian war from its Paris correspondent Anna Blackwell culminating […]

The French Australian Review – No 70 Australian Winter 2021

ELAINE LEWIS, JANE GILMOUR, Foreword   ROBERT ALDRICH, Keynote Speech: ISFAR 2021 35th Anniversary Symposium, From the French East Indies Company to the French in the “Indo-Pacific” Robert Aldrich gives a concise overview of four centuries of the French presence in the Indo-Pacific region. The political and commercial idea of an ‘Indo-Pacific’, it seems, came […]

The French Australian Review – No 59 Australian Summer 2015

(SPECIAL WORLD WAR I ISSUE) STUART MACINTYRE, Foreword COLIN NETTELBECK, Introduction LEAH RICHES, ‘De l’ombre à la lumière’ – Remembering Fromelles through a Century of Private Grief and Public Politics This article examines the way the memory of the battle of Fromelles has been sustained in private and public spheres. It identifies three distinct phases […]

Explorations – No 20 Jul 1996

(issued December 1999) WALLACE KIRSOP, Foreword DIANNE REILLY, Comte Lionel de Chabrillan (1818-1858) First Consul for France at Melbourne (1852-1858) Gabriel-Paul-Josselin-Lionel de Guigues de Moreton de Chabrillan began his diplomatic career in Copenhagen in 1838, lost his fortune gambling, spent some time in Australia as a miner and was then appointed ‘Honorary Consul, Second Class’ […]

Explorations No 7 – Dec 1988

WALLACE KIRSOP, Foreword FRANÇOIS FONTAINE, A Coopérant’s Experiences in Melbourne The 23-year old author, on a two-year (1977-79) work experience contract (in lieu of twelve months’ military service), was assigned to the Alliance Française in Melbourne as a teacher and a multi-skilled helper. The article is a highly personal and often humorous account of this […]